Example sentences for: abstruse

How can you use “abstruse” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • As history grew more and more abstruse in the '60s and '70s, historians ceded the role of public intellectual to journalists.

  • I don't know whom I adored more: Billy Bob Thornton as a greasy hick with a whiff of Tales From the Crypt -style demonism; Nick Nolte, as a skeletal, gravel-voiced albino who could be John Huston after a decade of being eaten by worms; or Jon Voight, as a blind half-Indian whose portentous utterances are both full of crap and eerily abstruse.

  • There are many extremely abstruse notions in linguistics, and if any one might find useful a brief summarization [ sic ] of many of the linguistic philosophies of the past 150 years, this is a convenient, minimalist approach.

  • Well, let's do some abstruse statistical research--by, say, buying a copy of the Economist and opening it to the last page, which each week conveniently offers tables summarizing economic data for a number of emerging economies.

  • The reason: an abstruse quarrel over abortion funding.


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